I've finished the rag doll I've been making as a present for someone (secret)! I think I'm in love with her! She's called Hannah and here she is:
Well that's her top half!
Look at her big feet!
I used a pattern and just adapted it a little. I mostly used recycled material too. The hat and scarf are from a sweatshirt of mine, the boots from some material I had in my stash, plus the dress. I had to sew a couple of bits together for that so it has an extra seam! I seem to have had the red gingham for ages. Now I'm embarking on another one!
She's sitting resting against my computer screen and every time I look at her it makes me smile!
I'm still busy in the garden. I'm currently weeding all the 'hard standing' areas then covering them with gravel. It's a slow job but the parts I've done look so much better. We still have loads of flowers in bloom, although things are beginning to look a bit tatty. Tonight I had a bonfire too, which was great fun.
The nights are drawing in, which I don't like much, but at least we're warm and dry inside now.
Jim and I have been watching a good deal of the Commonwealth Games. We're really enjoying them and in spite of all the bad press, Delhi seem to have done a fine job.
I have had a real stinker of a cold. (Thank you Kitty)! I started with a sore throat last Saturday, went through all the usual stages and I still have a runny nose and the sort throat is back because I keep coughing so much. It is a bit better today though.
I've decided to try and lose the weight I've put on in the last couple of years. It's Jim's cooking! I started on Monday so we'll see what this Monday brings. I have about a stone to lose, so not too bad.
I think that's about all I have to mention. The cats are fine and Buster.... well, is Buster! He still goes off and plays with Max and has only had one whole night away for quite a while.
Love to everyone.
Please continue your healing thoughts/wishes/prayers for Mildred and John, a dear blogging friend and her husband.
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